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Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Highway 159 South, Mound City, MO 64470
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+1 660-442-3187

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So Much to See

We will have to come back here again. It was not the season to see the thousands of migrating birds when we visited, but the visitor center has many preserved examples of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joplin, Missouri
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Joplin, Missouri
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188 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We will have to come back here again. It was not the season to see the thousands of migrating birds when we visited, but the visitor center has many preserved examples of the ducks and geese and other animals that live on this wet land prairie. There are hiking trails through the Loess hills too. Be aware that the name... More 

Thank grandma80401
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

With a small town. there isn't much to do, but my visit here was actually lots of fun. There were lots of snow geese and there were a couple deer. We had a nice half hour drive through the refuge. Overall good experience.

Thank Jan P
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We go to the reserve every time we come to Mound City. The idea that the name was changed to be politically correct upsets me. It will always be Squaw Creek.

Thank esissy
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91 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Squaw lake in Feb/March holds thousands of waterfowl. Actually could be a million snow geese at times. We traveld the 10 mile loop and saw numerous species of geese, ducks, coots and even white pelicans. Road has numerous pull offs with free viewing stations. For a waterfowler this is a treat to see the numnber of birds.

Thank Adam M
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52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

A beautiful,peaceful walk into the wilderness. Ducks geese,deer turkeys and much more wildlife in a conservation area made man to enjoy. Driving and walking trails with majestic views.

1 Thank Richard W
New Madrid, Missouri
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Went on a photography outing for wildlife. Was a great time and had lots of birding activity. Found a family of opossums and plenty of hawks too. Very nice road to circle around the refuge and worth the trip.

1 Thank Gnome_077
Overland Park, Kansas
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

What a nice day! We saw about 40 eagles on the 10 mile loop drive, both in the trees and on the mounds in the ponds eating their prey. They are just magical. Many other species, including white snow geese and Trumpeter swans. What a nice way to enjoy nature to start the new year. Worth the drive if you... More 

1 Thank pjmitchell
Kansas City
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196 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit and although the water areas were mostly frozen, we saw many ducks, geese and swans. With all the leaves fallen from the trees, bald eagles were very easy to see. The muskrat mounds were also easy to see from the car while we drove the 10 mile tour. The visitor center is a good place... More 

1 Thank RondaKansasCity
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53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Worth the trip. the site of a million snow geese is amazing. Tons of wildlife. Must see for an outdoors man.

1 Thank davidwU4879VR
Norman, Oklahoma
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810 reviews
382 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 565 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This WR has a nice visitor center with interesting exhibits and a small but interesting selection of items in their gift shop. Restrooms are found near the parking lot and in the main building. A short movie about the refuge provides useful and interesting information about the refuge. Map and brochures are available as well. There are a few trails... More 

1 Thank Sarracenia

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